Alex at Army of Dude has recently returned from a 15 month tour in Iraq. His blog posts provide us with a perspective on Iraq that the main stream media hides.
Anyway, he hits Rush Limbaugh back at his “phony soldier” comment.
With all of the fabricated outrage over Move On’s ad, and resolutions in both the House and Senate condemning their remarks, I am anxiously awaiting those same Republicans that were so deeply offended, to honor our troops and condemn Rush Limbaugh.
Army of Dude slaps Rush Limbaugh around for a bit, undoubtedly sending him into a Vicoden induced fit of rage.
Of course, this is the same Rush Limbaugh who threw a fit about the Moveon.org Petraeus ad, calling it “contemptible” and “indecent.” Apparently anyone in the military is above criticism as long as they agree with Rush’s brave belief that we should be in Iraq “as long as it takes.” And I use the term ‘we’ loosely, as I believe the closest Rush has ever gotten to combat was watching We Were Soldiers with surround sound.
He would have fit in well with Mel Gibson and his anti-Semitic rants too!
As a phony civilian hoping to be a phony soldier, I tried to enlist in the military after I graduated high school in 2003. In 2002 I had a Nissen fundoplication operation to repair a hiatal hernia caused by severe acid reflux, preventing esophageal cancer later in life. I was immediately flagged on my attempt to enlist because of this surgery, as there was a chance that a physically stressful job such as Army infantry would complicate it. I had to be cleared by the surgeon general before entering the service. As the war kept on, so did I. I waited for a little over a year to get my results back: I would finally be able to join despite the surgery I had two years prior. As Rush found after dropping out of his first year of college at Southeast Missouri State University in 1969-1970, he found himself on draft status. Nothing that a claim of an old football injury or a boil on the ass can take care of, though! The medical deferment he was referring to was a pilonidal cyst, which apparently is a clump of severely ingrown hairs. That barred him from enlistment, and I’m sure he was ecstatic. After all, there was a war on. Here’s a first hand account of the surgery that was done to correct it. She claims that in eight weeks, it was perfectly healed. Rush is willing to sacrifice the lives of Americans in Iraq but not his own ass (literally) in a simple surgery. I waited a year to get in, and he didn’t try. Boy, do I really give an effort at being a phony soldier!
Wow…nice to see Rush try hard to be a soldier.
You must check out his blog post and the photo gallery with comments.
Once again, Army of Dude strikes back with a powerful post. Great work my friend!